Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

Kelly Marshall

The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan has been released at www.ProtectIowaCrops.org, thanks to the collaboration of a broad cross-section of the Iowa agriculture industry. The plan offers farmers information about technology and tools like pesticides, seed treatments and biotech products and native traits to provide holistic, integrated management solutions for insects, weeds and disease. “This plan brought together a broad …

Ag Group, Insect Control, Pesticides, Weed control

FMC Helps #CAPCA16 Fight Fear

Cindy Zimmerman

How will the agriculture industry grow an increasing amount of safe, healthy food in an environment of more stringent regulations coupled with less water? This question was answered by John Kasper, commercial business unit director for FMC Corporation, during the opening session of the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisers. The sold-out event focused on feeding a nation …

Audio, CAPCA, EPA, FMC, Food, Pesticides, Regulation

CAPTAIN CAPCA Fights Fear at #CAPCA16

Joanna Schroeder

CAPTAIN CAPCA and Dr Foe battled it out this morning in their last meeting to kick off the 42nd annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA). The event took place in no better place for a superhero and villain – Disneyland – in Anaheim, California October 16-18, 2016. This year’s theme is Feeding the Nation – Fighting the Fear …

CAPCA, Crop Protection, FMC, Pesticides, Video

Valent Features Solutions at the #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Dawn Refsell is a field development manager for Valent.  At the 2016 Farm Progress Show she took time to talk to Chuck Zimmerman about whats happening in the world of crop protection. Valent is focused on a few new programs, Refsell explains.  One of those is seed treatments.  Their INTEGO SUITE soybean seed protectant launched just last year and is …

Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicides, Insecticide, Pesticides, seed

West Central Distribution Releases New Elite Adjuvants

Joanna Schroeder

West Central Distribution has a new line of Elite adjuvants: Veracity Elite, Jackhammer Elite and Cerium Elite. The line was designed to work alongside new herbicide technologies including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance are introduced, the company says there is a need for new adjuvants to work with them, especially since many of them are not compatible with those that contain …

Fungicides, Herbicides, Pesticides, Spraying

Arkema’s Paladin Soil Fumigant Receives @EPA Approval

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the label for Arkema’s Paladin soil fumigant blend of Paladin and chloropicrin. According to the company, users of Paladin PIC-21 no longer need to reference two labels to determine the appropriate action to comply with both labels. The new label will provide clearly stated restrictions on things such as personal protective equipment, …

Crop Protection, Herbicides, Pesticides

U of Illinois Research Shows Increasing Crop Input Costs

Joanna Schroeder

New research from two economists from the University of Illinois has found that crop input costs have been higher since 2006 than they were between 1990-2006. This occurred in part because growth rates of fertilizer, pesticide and seed costs have been higher. In 2015, the sum of these totals were 48 percent of crop revenue, higher than the 36 percent …

Agribusiness, Corn, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Pesticides, seed

Introducing the Yara Water Solution

Joanna Schroeder

With water supplies and access to water, especially in states such as California, there is an opportunity to develop tools and technologies to enable plants to capitalize on what water they do have. One new product is the Yara Water Solution, a plant-based sensor that allows direct communication with the plant, such as citrus crops, during the entire growing period. …

Crop Nutrition, Fertilizer, Irrigation, Pesticides, Water Management

Precision Laboratories Launches Intact

Lizzy Schultz

Precision Laboratories has announced the launch of Intact, a new product specifically designed for the applicator who wants to optimize the performance of dicamba-based herbicides to fight weed resistance. Intact is a foliar retention agent and deposition aid, and features an optimized formulation of proven hydroxypropyl guar (HPG) polymer technology. This optimized formulation helps to maximize drift control for a …

Ag Group, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Pesticides, Precision Labs, Spraying

NCGA Asks EPA to Delay Pesticide Review

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has scheduled an April 19-21 meeting of the Science Advisory Panel to review the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos.  Forty-two ag groups, including the National Corn Growers Association, have responded to this action by sending a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.  The organizations say the meeting was “hastily called” and is an attempt to “fundamentally alter [the …

Ag Group, EPA, Government, Pesticides, Regulation